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Why not change Luke’s last name? [duplicate]

After Revenge of the Sith when Luke and Leia are born, they are hidden so that Darth Vader, their father, won’t find them. But, they changed Leia's last name because she was adopted by Senator Organa ...
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What is Darth Maul’s real name? [duplicate]

One thing that has always bothered me while watching Star Wars is that I don’t know what Darth Maul’s real name is. I know that Darth Maul is a Sith name given to him by Darth Sidious. All of the ...
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How did Anakin describe killing Count Dooku to Obi-Wan/the Jedi Council?

Assuming that they asked him about something as momentous as the death of the Separatist Leader, one of the greatest swordsman in the galaxy, and a former Jedi Master, how did Anakin explain to Obi-...
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Why does Kylo Ren's lightsaber use a cracked kyber crystal?

I always assumed that Kylo Ren's lightsaber was different from Ben Solo's because of the cracked kyber crystal. After all if it was the same lightsaber it should have the same kyber crystal which wasn'...
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What were the last words spoken in Return of the Jedi? [closed]

In Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, the last words spoken would seem to be those between Han and Leia. Han offers to part ways with Leia over her love for Luke; Leia confesses he is her brother. But ...
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How well can a Mandalorian see?

Given the small amount of see-through1 material in a Mandalorian helmet, how well does a Mandalorian actually see out of one? By initial looks these helmets have a severely restricted field of view. ...
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Was Jedi robe a uniform during the clone wars? [duplicate]

In a discussion I had about the possibility Jedi commiting war crimes on the grounds of being non-uniformed combatants with concealed weapon. Someone pointed out that a Jedi Robe is visibly ...
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What was Darth Revan’s life before his evil ways?

I have not read the books on him and I would like to know. I’m not sure if the books even describe his life before, but I’m just curious.
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How do sleep patterns (aka: circadian rhythms) work in the Star Wars universe?

I saw this thread about how time works in the Star Wars universe, and get the gist of it: Time measurement in the Star Wars universe is arbitrary at best. But past that measurement of time stuff: How ...
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How could the Death Star still be operational in The Rise of Skywalker?

In The Rise Of Skywalker, we see a door opens automatically in front of Rey in order to get into the room where Emperor Palpatine presumably hid the wayfinder. Any idea how that door mechanism is ...
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What kind of hypothetical telescope could see the surfaces of planets in other galaxies? [closed]

I was recently looking at a comic reprinting of Retro Sci Fi Tales # 9, and the synopsis on the site spoke about a story of the "Exposition Universelle", where at a fictitious worlds fair in ...
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Are lightsabers flat?

I've always thought of lightsaber blades as dowel-shaped, but if you look at some of the lightsaber fights in the original movies, there are points where it momentarily looks flat like looking at a ...
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How did the Jedi deal with trainees who lacked hands and thus couldn't use a lightsaber the traditional way?

Given the tremendous amount of species in the Star Wars universe, there have to be at least a few without hands, or comparable grasping appendages.
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How did the Empire build the Death Star II so fast? Also, why would they build another after the first one failed so badly? [duplicate]

According to Wookiepedia, only 3 years were in between the destruction of the first one and Episode 6. In episode 6, it was almost done and functional.
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Who survived the skirmish at the Sarlacc pit and the destruction of the Khetanna?

In Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi, we see our heroes escape "a new definition of pain and suffering, [being] digested over a thousand years" inside a sarlacc, and in general from ...
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Why didn't the inhibitor chip ever come up on a medical scan?

Maybe Palpatine staged all medical examinations at the time of acceptance of the clone army, but later clones were pushed all over the galaxy in wars where they would get injured. Why didn't a medical ...
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How do shields in the Star Wars universe allow weapons to be fired from the inside?

During the many battles in the Star Wars universe droids, armies, and ships have shields up which are impenetrable to fire from aggressors, but are able to fire from the inside toward their aggressors....
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Why didn't The Galactic Republic clone The Bad Batch (Clone Force 99)?

Just look at how effective The Bad Batch was against the droids (maybe, even better than a Jedi): I know that each clone is unique because of his unique experience and ...
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Are There Musical Jedi?

Are there any Jedi who are musicians in the Star Wars universe? Is playing an instrument considered acceptable within the Jedi order/lifestyle? Canon or Legends acceptable.
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How did they bring back this character in The Mandalorian?

In the end of The Mandalorian S02E08, came to rescue everyone from Dark Troopers on-board Moff Gideon's cruiser. That's a first for a TV show given the cost involved. How did they bring him back? Was ...
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Was pod racing banned by the Empire?

Was pod racing banned by the Empire? We don't see it in the Original Trilogy, although we do see pod racing flags at Maz's castle.
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Why did Ahsoka Tano struggle in her fight?

NOTE: trying to keep this in such a way that spoilers are all hidden. Where the editor doesn't allow it, I make indirect references. In season 2, episode 5 of the The Mandalorian, Ahsoka Tano Why did ...
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What was the fate of Luke’s landspeeder?

Luke and Ben and the droids make it to Mos Eisley and mind trick their way past the troopers. That’s the last we see of the land speeder. Was it just a loss that Luke wrote off when they had to flee ...
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What is stopping a Sith/Jedi from turning an opponent's brain to mush inside his skull?

Imagine that you are a very creative Jedi/Sith and you are fighting against somebody of the opposite side. What's stopping you from killing him through the Force? There are infinite ways of doing it ...
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What exactly did Jar Jar do to get banished?

In The Phantom Menace, we learn that Jar Jar was banished from Otoh Gunga for his 'clumsiness'. His explanation is unintelligible nonsense. JAR JAR: Tis a long tale, buta small part wawdabe mesa......
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Why didn't the rebels destroy Krennic's shuttle on Eadu?

In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the starfighters of Blue Squadron attacked on the Energy Conversion Laboratory on Eadu. They destroyed almost everything else but Director Krennic's Delta-class ...
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What does “uss-en uthers” mean?

Big Boss Nass: Who's da uss-en uthers? Queen: I am Queen Amidala of the Naboo. I come before you in peace. Big Boss Nass: Naboo biggen. Yousa bringen da Mackineeks. Yousa all bombad. What does "...
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What is the Physical Distance Between Mos Espa and Mos Eisley?

Between the two major settlements we see on Tatooine in the Star Wars saga (Mos Espa where Anakin grew up and Mos Eisley where Luke and Ben hitch a ride), how far apart are they geographically? Days? ...
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Can a two-sided lightsaber have two different colored blades? [duplicate]

I have always seen two-sided lightsabers with both blades having same color. Can those blades have different colors? Have we seen them in the canon? Or, is it not possible theoretically because there ...
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What happened to the Millennium Falcon hanging dice prop?

In recent Star Wars films and Extended Universe material, a lot has been made of the dice Han Solo originally had hanging overhead in the Millennium Falcon cockpit. However, the prop had disappeared ...
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Does Force telekenesis/choke make an in-universe sound or is it only an auditory cue for the audience?

There are many examples of Force telekenesis making a "blood rushing to the head" type of wooshing sound effect in much of the Star Wars canon. But it has never been clear to me whether or ...
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Why was the Empire in Star Wars so overtly speciesist? [duplicate]

In Star Wars, particularly in the Expanded Universe, the Empire is typically portrayed as blatantly human supremacist. Most of the Empire's military are human (and vaguely British), they express clear ...
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Do the Sith get married? [duplicate]

I understand that in the new Jedi order apparently Jedi can get married but I’m not sure if this is Disney cannon or original canon. What about the Sith in the original and Disney canon?
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What does “Whena yousa tinkin” mean?

Jar Jar Binks: What yet? Monstairs out dare! Leak'n in here, all'n sink'n, and nooooo power! You nutsen! WHEN YOUSA TINK WESA IN TROUBLE?!!!? What does "Whena yousa tinkin" mean?
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Why did the world of the Republic tolerate the Jedi at all?

This just occurred to me as a shower thought the other day, but why, in Star Wars, do planets of the Republic during the era of the Old Republic even tolerate the Jedi in the first place? The Jedi are ...
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Is the Millennium Falcon hyperdrive from The LEGO Movie based on a previous Star Wars design?

In The LEGO Movie, Batman steals the hyperdrive (which the heroes need) from the Millennium Falcon. Here is a still of how the hyperdrive appears. Is the design for ...
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Why is Mace Windu the head of the Jedi council?

Why is Mace Windu the head of the Jedi Council? It seems as though there are, or were, better or older Jedi who would have been willing to become head Jedi. I thought at first that he may have a high ...
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Why did Sheev Palpatine turn to the dark side of the Force?

When I search this, all I get is that his immense connection with the dark side makes him evil, but did something specific happen to him that made him turn to the dark side of the Force in the first ...
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Did Luke lose his X-Wing on Cloud City?

Luke flies to Cloud City near the end of The Empire Strikes Back to rescue his friends. R2-D2 follows him into the facility when they land. R2-D2 then follows Lando and company out to the Millennium ...
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How does R2-D2 — or any astromech droid — routinely get into and out of a T-65 model X-Wing in the timeline of the original trilogy?

The T-65 model X-Wing uses an astromech droid — such as R2-D2 — to handle miscellaneous tasks required to pilot an X-Wing: Tasks like navigation, small repairs, assist in piloting and such. Astromech ...
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Why did Dr. Pershing roll over so easy?

In The Mandalorian chapter 16, "The Rescue", Dr. Pershing is He volunteers information that they did not have, nor were asking for. And if he hadn't informed them, the team wouldn't have ...
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Do civilian starships have blasters? [duplicate]

I saw a question yesterday asking about civilian starships and shields, and that reminded me of another question I had. Is every starship supposed to have blasters, or some kind of weapon on them? Or ...
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What are the rules surrounding the passing of the Darksaber Blade and the leadership of Mandalore?

In the last episode of season two of The Mandalorian, What are the rules surrounding the passing of the Darksaber Blade and the leadership of Mandalore?
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What did Luke know about his father?

What exactly does Luke know about his father? In the movies he sees Vader kill Obi-wan, and then learns that he is his father. But does he know more about Anakin's past, like the fact that he was a ...
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A question about ownership of the Darksaber

In the final episode of season 2 of the the Mandalorian (“Chapter 16: The Rescue”) Moff Gideon makes a big thing of the fact that… Why then it was previously passed from Sabine to Bo-Katan — during ...
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Can an X-Wing fighter comfortably accommodate additional passengers?

While watching season 2, episode 8 of The Mandalorian some action in the plot reminded me of a holiday trip I have planned. I have a generous offer from a friend — more like a friend of a friend — I ...
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Can blasters run out of ammo or jam? [duplicate]

In season 2, episode 7 of The Mandalorian, Din is fighting some pirates and his blaster appears to either run out of ammo or jam up such that he can no longer use the blaster. Out-of-universe, I ...
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What does Rugor Nass' dialog mean?

Rugor Nass: Yousa cannot bees hair. Dis army of Mackineeks up dare is new weesong. Jinn: A droid army is about to attack the Naboo. We must warn them. What does Boss ...
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What is the origin of the light under Darth Vader's helmet?

After watching the original teaser/trailer of Return of the Jedi (1982) in high definition, I couldn't help noticing a bright light beaming at the bottom of Darth Vader's helmet's dome. The mentioned ...
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Did Han Solo teach Princess Leia how to fly the Millennium Falcon?

Being both a Princess of Alderaan and a Galactic Senator, Princess Leia was most likely always a passenger onboard a starship whenever she traveled to another planet. Yet, in the the movie Star Wars: ...

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